Winter isn't coming, but dragons are.
The premiere date for the highly anticipated "Game of Thrones" prequel, "House of the Dragon," on HBO Max has been announced -- Aug. 21.
Based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood" book, set hundreds of years before the events of "Game of Thrones," "House of the Dragon" is a deep dive into the history of House Targaryen, ancestors of "Game of Thrones" tragic heroine Daenerys Targaryen, who was played by Emilia Clarke.
The show centers on a brutal familial civil war that erupted over control of the legendary Iron Throne.
To that end, new photos of some of the cast in character have also been released, including: Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen; Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen; Olivie Cooke as Alicent Hightower; Rhys Ifans as Alicent's father, Otto Hightower; Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon; Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole.